Why is it you can buy a double cheeseburger at McDonalds for 99 cents and you can’t even get a head of broccoli for 99 cents? We’ve skewed our food system to the bad calories and it’s not an accident. The reason those calories are cheaper are because those are the ones we are heavily subsidizing. This is directly tied to the kind of agriculture that we are practicing and the farm policies we have. All those snack food calories are the ones that come from the commodity crops, from the wheat, from the corn and from the soybeans. By making those calories really cheap, that is the reason why the biggest predictor of obesity is income level.
Michael Pollan (via soupsoup)
This is what happens when corporations construct our federal policy. Health insurance reform was essentially written by the industry just as our food bills are written by the corporations behind the food supply chain. Are corporate interests more important than social good? It appears so. We need leadership that preemptively takes a stand for social interest over corporate profitability.